Post watching Luv Ranjan’s Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety in press show, I decided to watch it for the second time with the entire gang of my friends (with whom I also watched Pyaar Ka Punchnama and Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2). Overheard some feminists bashing the movie for their particular reasons so decided to watch it for the third time with a group having girls to know their opinion.
If you still have not watched this film, which is still too late, please don’t read the article beyond this point. You can anytime watch the movie and come back to read why this film deserves every kind of praise it has been getting.
I’ve compiled few reasons/sequences/positive things about the film which I feel are the pillars ensuring the success of the film.
1. Background Music
Hitesh Sonik’s BGM is the most underrated thing & soul of the movie. While I write this the ‘gold digger’ theme is still reverberating in my mind, such has been the impact of its background score. Each scene catapults to another level just because of the complemented sound effects used in it. Hitesh has been Luv’s favorite since his debut film – Pyaar Ka Punchnama & with SKTKS, the duo has surely given their best till date. Hitesh has smartly orchestrated few bits of the music taking the same template as PKP series.
2. Emotional Quotient
The movie rides the same vehicle of ‘bromance vs romance’ until it gets very special in 2nd half. Luv tries to infuse some of his Akash Vaani elements in the movie & nails every bit of it. The graph of Sonu (Kartik Aaryan) & Titu’s (Sunny Singh) friendship hits the sky in second half when Sweety (Nushrat Bharucha) manages to divide their thinking.
“Agar phir aisa hua toh Sonu aur Titu bhi baaki doston ki tarah 3 mahine mein ek baar mil liya karenge…” – this entire episode along with Arjit Singh’s soul-shaking song Tera Yaar Hoon Main proves how the movie is not only just about comical sequence but also has a strong scope for drama. Also the scene amidst the song when Kartik stops to hold Sunny Singh’s hand and dances with him provoked everyone to cry their heart out.
3. Alok Nath & Virendra Saxena
As said in my review, Alok Nath’s teaming up with Virendra Saxena is one of the biggest surprises in the film. Though the title has the names of Sonu and Titu in it but unusual friendship of Ghasitaram (Alok Nath) and Laalu (Virendra Saxena) deserves its own little reward. Alok Nath’s comic timing and the jokes designed around his will, Virendra Saxena’s pup-faced presence makes this duo the most refreshing camaraderie seen in recent times.
4. “Didi Ne Bola…”
The entire ‘Didi Ne Bola’ episode surely left everyone in splits & during all three times – this scene got the maximum laughs. Special mention to the young-chap Pritam Jaiswal – he as the obedient servant Baabu ruled those 10 minutes making it one of the best comic sequences to come out of Bollywood. This also proved how even a simple written scene, without any physical humour or slapstick comedy, is enough to evoke some genuine laughs.
5. Hidden Gem In Ishita Raj
Though Nushrat Bharucha was the leading lady but Ishita Raj surely made her sensual presence felt throughout. Her character was beautifully written and the moment where she bows down to touch Alok Nath’s feet donning a bikini was the highlight of her performance. She looked smoking hot and performed brilliantly to what she was served in the script.